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Sportsmail’s virtual Olympic Games: Mo Farah fails to defend 10,000m title

With Tokyo 2020 postponed until next year, Sportsmail has predicted how Team GB would have fared on each day of the Olympics had it gone ahead, using a statistical model produced by Gracenote, a Nielsen company. Here are day seven’s results… 

Mo Farah missed out on a medal in his attempt to defend his 10,000metres title in Tokyo.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist quit track events in 2017 to concentrate on the marathon before reversing that decision last year.

But on his return, the 37-year-old Farah (was off the pace and faded to 14th, with Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei winning ahead of Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya and Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha.

Team GB’s men’s eight rowers also failed to defend their title from Rio as they were beaten by rivals Germany at the Sea Forest Waterway.

The British crew, who won the blue-riband event in 2016 for the first time since 2000, had to settle for silver ahead of Holland.

Team GB’s only other medal of day seven came from slalom canoeist Bradley Forbes-Cryans, who won a surprise bronze in the K1.

The 25-year-old Scot was controversially selected for the Games ahead of Rio gold medallist and world No 2 Joe Clarke, but he proved he was worthy of his place by collecting his first major individual medal.

After the first week of action at the Olympics, Team GB lie a lowly 12th in the medal table.

At this stage four years ago, they were third with 22 medals including seven golds, winning three of those on day seven.

Results are produced using a statistical model from Gracenote, a Nielsen company. 

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